Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly, a senior football writer for The Age and radio broadcaster with sports radio station 1116 SEN, has been covering the game since 1983. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion and love of the game, he analyses the AFL for the newspaper and contributes a blog and weekly video, "Footy Fix", for The Age's football website, Real Footy.

AFL

Friday shaping as a final for the Magpies

Rohan Connolly Form can be fleeting, but if you're in the top four, you're a chance.

AFL

Port's power knocks out Magpies

Port's Matthew Lobbe battles with Collingwood's Dane Swan at the MCG.

Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide's stunning resurgence reaches new heights with 24-point elimination final win over Collingwood.

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AFL

Magpies draw short straw

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Rohan Connolly For the second year in a row, Collingwood has ended up with the toughest schedule of all AFL teams – even tougher than it appeared when the 2013 fixture was released.

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Aussie Rules

Third time lucky for Magpies

Rohan Connolly COLLINGWOOD assistant coach Robert Harvey said yesterday the Magpies had taken plenty of confidence out of last week's return to some sort of form against Essendon.

Magpies get their reward

Collingwood

Rohan Connolly Collingwood can, and has, played a lot better quality football than it did last night, and will certainly need to if it is to have any chance of winning the premiership.

Magpies on the move

Nathan Buckley

Rohan Connolly In search of success, Nathan Buckley's Collingwood is heading in new directions.

Magpies at home away from home

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Rohan Connolly Collingwood certainly seems up against it tonight at AAMI Stadium.

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Magpies land Tarrant bonus

Up in arms: Chris Tarrant celebrates a goal.

Rohan Connolly It could be fourth time lucky for Chris Tarrant come the grand final.

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Dramatic win for Magpies

Rohan Connolly That the moment which decided the game came just 39 seconds before the final siren gives you some idea of how close it was.

One spark fires Magpies

Jackson Paine

Rohan Connolly Seven minutes. Six inside 50s. Five goals. That's pretty much all you needed to know about Collingwood's 21-point win over Richmond at the MCG last night.

AFL

Trent Cotchin can't do it all for Tigers

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly A great deal has changed at Richmond over the last five years.

AFL

Nick Riewoldt: more plaudits please for St Kilda skipper

Nick Riewoldt shares Eli Templeton’s joy at his first goal.

Rohan Connolly Over 14 seasons and 260 AFL games, Nick Riewoldt has delivered performances more eye-catching than Saturday night's effort for St Kilda against Melbourne.

AFL

Beating the bogey the challenge for Tigers, Dons and Swans

Scoot with the loot: Carlton's Chris Judd has enjoyed some fun at the Tigers' expense in recent years. Training for the big game looks pretty cool too.

Rohan Connolly By popular consensus this is the weekend which should have launched the AFL season. Round two is a cracker, full of big games and great rivalries.

AFL

AFL season 2014: The most even in recent memory

The premiership battle will be much closer in 2014.

Rohan Connolly The list of clubs that came close will be truly remarkable when the siren sounds on season 2014.

AFL

Season 2014: Collingwood and Fremantle both vulnerable

The opening game of the 2014 season will see two top-four contenders fight for their legitimacy.

Rohan Connolly If a football team is only as good as its most vulnerable part, Friday night's season-opener between Collingwood and Fremantle should be an intriguing match-up.

AFL

Pre-season: What we've learnt

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Rohan Connolly Here's just a few things we have already gleaned from this February's football.

AFL

Stats show Collingwood's Malthouse-to-Buckley transition complete

Nathan Buckley.

Rohan Connolly As Collingwood enters its third season under the coaching of Nathan Buckley, the signs continue that the transition from the Magpie model of predecessor Mick Malthouse is all but complete.

Bob Rose or Malcolm Blight?

Ross Lyon

Rohan Connolly Whether Ross Lyon's coaching career follows the path of Bob Rose (close, but no premierships) or Malcolm Blight (three defeats then back-to-back flags), the Docker will never be one to be overwhelmed...

AFL

Richmond downs Collingwood by 48 points in their NAB Challenge match at Wangaratta

Ground zero: Tiger Matthew Arnot and Magpie Scott Pendlebury battle for the ball during their NAB Challenge match at Wangaratta on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly Victory, not for the first time engineered by Richmond's classiest acts,

AFL

Carlton's Dale Thomas confident he'll play round one

Dale Thomas.

Rohan Connolly Carlton recruit Dale Thomas says he has no idea why his former club Collingwood have doubts over his playing future and he's confident his ankle problems won't stop him playing in round one.